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plus an alert for capitol hill residents. new details about another violent attack as police investigate a similar one two weeks ago is connected. a live report straight ahead as fox 5 morning news at 7:00 starts right now. and there's your live look outside. got some clouds. some of you have a little bit of rain as well. this is thursday, september 6th, 2012. good morning, everybody. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. man, we're happy you're with us today, aren't we? >> yes, absolutely. >> we're fired up today. we need a forecast that can match our enthusiasm, glen. >> it's fired up, if that's what you want. >> it's flakey, let me tell you. let's begin with our radar/satellite shot and show you where the wet weather is. absolutely tony was right, there is some rain. it's out to the west just near the royal area and we can't rule out a little bit more of
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that moving its way to the east and a popup shower or so here and there. we're not talking a total washout here, but we are talking a chance of seeing some of the isolated showers in some of other our neighborhoods into the course of the morning hours and maybe this evening. so just be aware. as we go to the weather maps, let's take a look at the temperatures, a very warm start to your day. 77 at reagan national airport, 75 at bwi thoroughgood marshall. we have 74 at fredricksburg and 74 degrees at fredrick. so for today we are talking a high of 90 degrees. it'll be hot, it'll be sticky, muggy, and definitely we'll see some sun with a few clouds. humid? yes, definitely. by midday we'll be about 88 degrees. and as we take a look ahead as far as the weekend is concerned, expect to see some weekend showers and maybe even some storms. i'll have those details for you a little bit later with your full forecast. let's check in now with traffic, see hoour commuters are doing, here's julie. >>reporter: slow moving traffic along 270. we've got the crew in sky fox
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joining us again. heavy volume continues from 109 headed out towards clarksburg and delays leaving germantown from 118 to 124, mcvillage avenue and out towards rockville. doesn't look too busy here approaching falls road south of 28. gridlk traffic from montrose headed out towards the spur. new york avenue, no problems to report here at blaitensburg road. traffic slows through south dakota trying to get through the traffic light and florida avenue towards the tunnel. kennel avenue is slow approaching pennsylvania avenue west of benny. pennsylvania avenue now tied up with delays coming in towards the bridge from 6th avenue. eastbound 66th still tied up here, delays from manassas and again through the beltway. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. bill clinton fires up democrats. the former president gave a rousing endorsement of president barack obama at the democratic national convention in charlotte last night. >> and as fox' doug lu
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displayeder reports from -- lu displ ader, reports the president obama will accept the nomination for president tonight. >>reporter: there has been some last minute drama here tonight, but bill clinton largely stuck to his script and made the case for president obama. one convention, two presidents, president obama came on stage to thank former president clinton for what amounted to a full-throated endorsement. >> i proudly nominate him to be the standard bear of the democratic party. >>reporter: he would hold the stage here for over an hour, well over his allotted time, but he fired up this crowd and he asked a question that has vexed democrats for four days, are we better off now than we were four years ago. >> we were losing 750,000 jobs a month, are we doing better than that today? the answer is yes. >>reporter: in the end the clinton speech is exactly what the obama campaign wanted, but not everything here has gone by the script.
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>> all those delegates opposed say no. in the opinion of the -- let me do that again. >>reporter: for starters, the party had to make an awkward revision to its platform which had omitted references to god and jerusalem, a big issue for supporters of israel, and another complication, workers had to start dismantling the enormous stage at bank of america stadium. the planned venue for president obama's speech tonight was nixed officially because of threatening weather, but a party official admitted to having difficulties finding enough people to fill the stands. it means the -- it means that president obama will be back on this smaller stage tonight to accept the democratic nomination. and this 20,000-seat arena will be much easier to fill and they'll probably have to turn some people away. in charlotte, doug lieu glaider, fox new -- lu displ ader, fox news. >> fox 5 will broadcast president obama's acceptance speech tonight beginning at 10:00. then stay tuned for fox 5 news
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for complete coverage of the dnc and reaction. we'll also stream the president's speech on myfoxdc.com. another big focus last night, healthcare and women's issues, leading the pack was maryland senator barbara mikulski who talked about how the president's healthcare law affects birth control, healthcare screenings and other concerns. >> with healthcare reform, we're making gender discrimination by those insurance companies illegal. we insure life-saving preventative services and a full range of reproductive services are now covered. because of president obama's leadership, being a woman is truly no longer a preexisting condition. >> another mikulski is the longest-serving woman in congressional history. the secret service is looking into rorts that copies of mitt romney's tax
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records from before 2010 were stolen. a letter sent anonymously to newspapers and political officers in tennessee demanded $1 million or else the tax records will be disclosed. romney's accounting firm, price, waterhouse, cooper says there's no evidence any of romney's tax files were stolen. mitt romney is now preparing for next month's debates, meanwhile this morning on the campaign trail, republican vice presidential nominee paul ryan is campaigning in colorado. yesterday he wrapped up a two- day swing through iowa and utah. he says speakers at the democratic convention won't talk about the last four years, pu the romney and obama campaigns will be at competing events in new hampshire tomorrow. checking some of the morning's other top stories for you, prince george's county police are trying to figure out what led to the stabbing of a 17-year-old stab -- stabbing of a 17-year-old high school student. it happened yesterday in the 6700 block of bell crest road
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in high atsville, about a mile from northwestern high school. the school was put on lockdown as a precaution. the student is expected to be all right. a 12-year-old boy from port washington entered what's called an alford plea in an involuntary manslaughter in the beating of a 2-year-old foster girl living with his family. in return, prosecutors dropped the more serious charge of second-degree murder. the boy's plea was not an admission of guilt, but rather an acknowledgement that prosecutors had enough evidence to win the case in court. the little girl was found unresponsive in her foster family's home earlier this summer. d.c. police are investigating whether a second attack on capitol hill in less than three weeks is connected to a beating that left a man in a coma. >> both men were robbed and beaten on north carolina avenue and southeast. melanie is live at police headquarters with the latest on this. melanie, good morning. >>reporter: good morning, allison. well, the victim in this latest attack says there was a witness. now, he was attacked tuesday
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night. he was kicked, he was punched, he was robbed of his cell phone and that sounds very similar to what happened just a few weeks ago in the case that has capitol hill neighbors so rattled. this victim's name is is casey adams. he says two men jumped him, they caught him off guard while he was talking to his wife on his cell phone, and he was walking home after midnight. the 26-year-old now has cuts on his face and a fat lip. police are looking into whether that late night attack is connected to the other one a couple of weeks ago. tc mazlein was beaten and robbed as well on august 18th, both crimes on north carolina avenue southeast on eastern market in capitol hill. police released surveillance video last week. they say the people in this 2005 hundai sonata were using the credit card near the crime scene. adams moved to d.c. just a week ago and said he didn't know about the on masslein. he's come forward to make sure more people are aware of what's going on. >> i'm seeing single women
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walking down the street at midnight. i'm seeing single guys walking down the street at midnight, so hopefully this reaches them that it's important not to be alone, even after midnight. >> so i'm expecting that our bars and taverns that when they let out at night, you know, after 1:00 in the morning, we have to really let the patrons know that you've gotta walk in groups, until we get a handle on this, they gotta walk in groups and our taverns have to be very responsible in telling their patrons to be very careful. >>reporter: adam says he was told his attackers also took off in a car. he didn't see it himself he says because he says he was briefly unconscious after the attack. he's hoping a witness will be able to give police a little bit more information about what he or she saw. now, councilman tommy wells and d.c. police chief kathy lanier say they do believe that police have been working hard to reduce the crime spike in robberies that was going on earlier in the year, however, police statistics do show that
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there were 40 robberies, tony and allison, over this labor day weekend. >> thank you, melanie. d.c. police are facing a lawsuit from a man who says officers took his cell phone away from him when he tried to videotape them. the american civil liberties union helped earl staley, ii file the suit. staley says he tried to video what he says two officers beating a motor bike driver back in july. he said one vice officer chest bumped him and the other took his phone. >> he reached around my back and takes my -- reaches for my phone. he takes my phone from me and says it's illegal to take pictures of them while they're on a scene. >> people have a right to photograph the police. you can't tell them not to, you can't block their view, you can't -- you certainly can't take their camera. >> staley says that he went to the 70 police station, got his phone back, but then he
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realized the memory card had been taken out. right before this incident, d.c. police chief kathy lanier issued an order reminding that citizens do have a right to photograph police activity in public under the 1st amendment protection. time right now 7:10, just about 7:11 on this thursday morning. coming up a new discount carrier is making its debut at a local airport. >> and it has sparked a lot of outrage. now you can weigh in on a proposal to raise tolls along a popular stretch in northern virginia. details on where you can sound off. plus isaac may be long gone, but the storm's aftermath is still causing big problems along the gulf coast, but there is a bit of good news to report. we'll tell you what's making its way to d.c. today. and as we head to the break, here's a live look outside. we'll get the latest weather and traffic coming up in just a little bit. it's 7:11. we'll be right back. ñ president clinton: this election to m me is about which...
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making headlines today, the army psychiatrist charged in the deadly fort hood shooting rampage will be force today shave his beard. a judge is expected to issue the order this week for major nidal hason, but hason is allowed to appeal which would trigger another delay in his upcoming murder trial. hasan says he grew a beard because his muslim faith requires it. hurricane isaac's aftermath is posing big problems for fishermen. some waterways are clogged with debris which is blocking oxygen for the fish and killing them off. another problem oil. bp says waves from the storm exposed deposits of buried tar on the louisiana coast that were left over from a massive spill two years ago. but there is some good news this morning, some dogs left homeless from isaac will find new homes here in d.c. nine dogs bawnlded in mississippi are set to -- abandoned in mississippi are set to arrive at the animal rescue league today. and we're following
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breaking news from baltimore this morning where several media outlets are reporting that former ravens owner art modell has died. he had been hospitalized yesterday at johns hopkins for organ failure. modell purchased the cleveland browns in 1961 and ended up moving the team to baltimore in 1996. that move made him a hero in charm city, but made him hated back in cleveland. the 87-year-old modell still held a 1% stake in the raifns. he served as -- ravens. he served as president of the nfl in the 1960s, overseeing the first negotiations of contracts with players and he was key in getting monday night football games on tv. >> what a huge name in our area. >> football. >> yeah, football. it is 7:16. gwent is here to talk about this thursday weather. >> hot and sticky, you're going to want to be prepared, pump up the ac today. drink lots of water, that's the key thing in terms of our forecast. let's begin with the fox 5 accuweather radar and we'll
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show you what's going on because we have some rain that's developed. we're not talking a total washout here, folks, but some of you will continue to see light rain throughout the morning hours, maybe this evening too, can't rule that out. some of that is expected to drift its way a little more to the east, so don't be surprised if you feel a sprinkle or two. there are a couple of pockets heavy to moderate rainfall there as well just to the west of fredricksburg as you can see, but we'll keep an eye on it for you. as we go to our weather maps, here is a look at our temperatures yesterday. it was a hot day then, 90 degrees at reagan national airport officially. 91 at dulles and 91 at bwi thoroughgood marshall. and currently it is warm outside, 79 in d.c. at this hour, 75 at baltimore, 74 at fredricksburg, 75 at dulles and 72 degrees at fredrick. so here's a look at your forecast for today. 90 degrees, another day where it's going to be hot, sticky and humid, partly sunny skies, winds from the northeast and then shifting to the south at about five miles per hour. as i always say about that humidity, it's sticking around
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like an unwanted house guest. we're not going to get a break in that at all, so just be prepared. >> thanks, gwen. we go to julie right now. she has the latest on this morning's rush hour traffic. hey, julie. >>reporter: good morning. we have heavy volume out here, especially to the west, if you are traveling inbound along 66. traffic is backing up out of manassas, down to about 31 miles an hour headed in towards centreville, 16 miles per hour headed eastbound try to go get out of vienna and head into the capitol beltway. dulles toll road also below speed at this point with delays coming inbound approaching 28. you'll find yourself on the brakes there and as you approach the exit there coming in from tyson's corner. no accidents to report, just volume. route 7 to the georgown pike. 355 here in germantown doesn't look too bad. big delays on 270 coming southbound leaving germantown headed past 24 and on the beltway. your lanes are open on the beltway slow moving from
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university. south dakota avenue try to go get past west virginia montana and from florida to the tunnel. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you. we have a school closing to pass along to you this morning. this one is out of dutchess county. -- anne arundel county. crawford woods/crofton woods will be closed today. tony. allison, it could take up to a year and a half to determine what caused a deadly train derailment in maryland last month. the national transportation safety board has released a initial report. it says the train was traveling at 25 miles per hour when it derailed. that is the set speed limit in that part of ellicott city. two 19-year-old girls sitting on the train overpass were killed when the train cars carrying coal toppled over. here's your chance to weigh in on proposals to raise the fare for the dulles toll road. the first public hearing on the matter goes from 5:00 until 8:00 tonight at stonebridge
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high school on hey road in ashburn. the metropolitan washington airport authority is considering a plan that would double the base rate to $4.50 by 2015 to help fund metro's new silver line. there will be two more hearings next week. bwi thorough good marshall airport is welcoming its newest carrier. spirit airlines will begin service today from bwi marshall to dallas-fort worth and fort lauderdale, florida. it comes on the heels in the busiest month in airport history. spirit is known for offering low airfares and charging fees for bringing luggage or using other services. coming up ahead, a rare beaver attack in northern virginia sends an elderly woman to the hospital. why the animal went after her next. and time to wake up your wardrobe with this fall's must- have trends. holly is getting us ready for fashions night out in georgetown. we'll check back in with her a little later.
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an 83-year-old woman is recovering this morning after she was attacked by a rabid beaver. police say lillian petersen was swimming in lake barcroft in the bailey's crossroads section of fairfax county when she was bitten several times. now, a friend who was boating on the lake at the time came to her rescue. he beat the animal with a canoe paddle. petersen nearly lost her thumb in this attack. the number of west nile virus cases continues to spike nationwide. the cdc released new numbers wednesday and says there was a 25% jump from just last week from 1,500 cases up to nearly 2000. the number of deaths from the virus also jumped up 32% from 66 to 87%. the good news is that no new cases were reported in d.c., maryland or virginia. still, the maryland department of agricultural will spray for
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mosquitoes in baltimore county tonight. if you were with us yesterday morning, you know it was a big day at the howard university college of medicine. >> tv's dr. oz was there along with lots of volunteers from howard to give prephysicals to more than 800 people. that's the most of any city dr. oz has visited. participants were screened for blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol, weight and waist size. now, at the end of the day, dr. oz' team came up with a report card of the state of health in d.c. take a look. more than half of those tested have high blood pressure, 2/3 were overweight or obese, only 20% were at normal weight. the average for that is 33%. more young people in d.c. smoke compared with other cities that were tested by dr. oz. >> so we've got some work to do. still ahead, the first game of the nfl season is in the books. if you went to bed early like i did, you will be surprised at the outcome of this game. sports is next.
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plus president barack obama prepares to accept his party's nomination tonight after former president bill clinton stole the show last night. a preview of the president's big night is coming up. as we head to the break, here's a live look outside. we've got the latest weather from gwen, traffic from julie in just a couple of moments. we'll be back. right now 7:26. anncr: this casino's in west virginia.
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man, they are getting it done, the nats brought out the big bats once again and pounded the cubs 9-1 with six home runs for a second straight night. bryce harper hit two on the night. gonzalez had a no hitter through five innings, he goes on to notch his league-tying 18th win. the teams wrap up the series tonight. cubs can't wait for this one to be over. in the nfl opener last night, dallas dominated the super bowl champion new york giants. tony romeo tossed three -- tony romo threw three touchdown passes. the defense was too much for eli manning and his offense. he was sacked three times. >> oh, no. what? >> the early part of the game neither team looked very good. but dallas to me looked a little worse -- you know, they kept having false starts and everything.
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>> great. >> but then after i went to bed, they turned it around. >> maybe it has something to do with it. >> i would think not. >> you were bad luck or something. >> we're sending bad vibes out there. >> yes, absolutely. >> you stay up for these games, that's great. well, we've got some hot weather ahead. we had a hot day yesterday and dpes what, mother nature is -- and guess what, mother nature is cooking it up again today. here's a look at your fox 5 accuweather radar where you can see we've got some wet weather and expect to see some of that into the course of the morning hours. some of it will just be popping up here and there. however, i have to admit that this patch of rainfall that we have here to the south sitting there just about all morning now. in fact, it's kind of increased a little bit in coverage. a little bit of lightning here just to the south as well. so we're going to watch this pretty closely because we are really talking mainly just some isolated showers and hoping this will end before too long and not stick around for most of the day for you. my forecast is calling for mostly sunny skies. so let's go to our weather
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maps. the temperatures are up there right now, 79 right now at reagan national airport, 75 at baltimore. we have 70 degrees at fredrick. to the south 74 at fredricksburg. winchester at 72, martinsburg 71 and dulles at 75 degrees. yesterday temperatures were into the 90s, and today pretty much the same story. we're going to end up seeing mostly some sunshine, but a few clouds out there. we've got a system that will gradually push its way across the area, and then behind it a second one. so tomorrow we're actually going to have a little more sunshine than today, but it's still going to be hot as well. both days temperatures into the low 90s. but this is our weather maker for the weekend. we're talking some storms possible on saturday and sunday, so if you have any outdoor plans, make sure that you keep your eyes to the skies. here's a look at the tropics, hurricane leslie, not affecting the u.s. at all in terms of its forecast, but expected to become a category 2 hurricane by sunday as it heads out to the atlantic, taking more of a little bit of a northeasterly
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turn. it is headed right for the canadaian maritimes so they are definitely going to expect to see some problems for that system. here at home, 90 degrees for today, however. partly sunny, a hot day and it's going to be muggy and sticky outside, be prepared for that. day planner showing by noon we'll be about 88 degrees. and we are talking about temperatures tonight being about 74 degrees for the overnight low and into the course of the weekend, once again, keep your eyes to the skies for the storms on saturday and sunday. let's check in with traffic here. here's julie. >>reporter: on the roads it's very busy out here, especially in virginia where we've got some problems northbound i-95 north of 234. it opens up the boulevard for the crash. that's what's tying up the right side of the highway here, northbound along i-95. on route 1, heads up, accident activity at haset street. this crash tying upe of the hig we've got delays inbound on the dulles toll road as you travel in from hunter mill all the way out towards the toll plaza, lanes are open.
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53 minutes from buckiestown to montrose. you'll find that your lanes are open right now if you are traveling northbound on 395. no snenlts in the way. traffic slows beltway out to seminary road and heavy volume out towards pentagon parking and delays continue across the 14th street bridge. all lanes are open on the beltway, below speeds. springfield headed out towards gallows road, lanes open, each direction open at the lanes bridge. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. a man who believes with no doubt that we can build a new american dream economy. >> former president bill clinton revving up the crowd at the democratic national convention last night. now, after his speech, president barack obama joined president clinton on stage. tonight it is the president's turn to deliver what might be one of the most important speeches of his life, not only will he accept his renomination, he'll also try to sway some undecided voters to
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the democratic ticket. joining us this morning paul glasstros, editor in chief of the washington monthly, he also cowrote president bill clinton's speech to the 2000 democratic national convention. thanks for being with us today. >> delightful to be here. thanks. >> so listening to former president bill clinton's hourlong speech, did you sort of have flashes back to -- flashbacks to 2000 when you help today write that speech for him? >> i sure did. no one delivers the substance of government and explanations of government better than bill clinton and we really worked hard in 2000 to do the same. he framed the choice in this election about as well as anyone could, and did for president obama the job of really blowing the smoke away from the issues as he believes the republicans have put it out there, and i think softened up
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the terrain for president obama tonight. >> what i noticed in a lot of that speech is that he sort of debunking some of the things that have been put out there about the job of the administration, even that welfare ad that has been run that says basically president obama rolled back any sort of progress bill clinton made with welfare reform. was that -- how smart was that to do, how tactical was that as a president that i saw somewhere has a 70% approval rating today? >> he was exactly the right guy to go after that line of argument that the republicans have put out there. they've said that president obama weakend the work requirements of welfare, president clinton said that's absolutely not true. then he quoted a pollster for romney saying we don't let fact checkers dictate our message, and the president said, clinton said, that is one thing that is true. >> let's move along now. you have written that both mitt romney and president obama share this sort of interesting trait, and it is interesting
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now just several months away from big election day, can you tell us what that is? >> so this is a first presidential campaign i can remember where you have two candidates, neither of whom are terribly comfortable talking about their records or at least big chunks of their records. bill clinton -- barack obama had passed this giant stimulus, the biggest economic stimulus since fdr. he never uses the word stimulus. he'll talk about little parts of that, but he just -- he knows that the american public didn't think the stimulus worked, so he doesn't bring it up. he basically put the banking sector back on its feet and he did it with no public money in record time, but he doesn't talk about it because he feels that the public thinks, oh, that's a bailout, even though the bailouts happened before he became president, whereas, same with mitt romney, he talks a little bit about the time he was a governor, but very, very seldom, and what he does, he mostly leaves out the single
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biggest thing he accomplished as governor which was passing a universal or near universal healthcare plan with an individual mandate. why? well, because that's what president obama used as a model to create obamacare which governor romney wants to get rid of. so both of them are in a position where they struggle a little bit talking about some of their most important accomplishments. >> what does president obama need to do tonight to sort of get some of those independent voters who are really on the fence this time around? >> i think first of all he has to embrace his own accomplishments, and i think you've seen other speakers at this convention like duvall patrick, bill clinton last night doing that, explaining to the public what's happened. he needs to embrace it, he needs to give a litany of the things he's done, but do it in a way that leverages or becomes a point of leverage for what he's going to do. >> does he need to go line by line and sort of counter attack attacks that have been put upon
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him at the convention last week and also with some of the ads out there, does he need to do that? >> i think he could do a little bit of that, but i think bill clinton did that for him. you'll notice that president clinton did not talk much about the going forward what the plan is. he's leaving that to president obama. what he did is clear the field for president obama. he took on the republican smoke screen and some of the republican arguments, very devastating in his doing that. and so i think it frees, it opens up the field for president obama to look forward and lay out an agenda. >> would you come back and talk to us again as we get closer to this election? >> would love nothing better. >> this is paul glasstros, he is editor in chief of the washington monthly. thank you so much. >> thank you. >> tony, over to you. >> thank you, both. 7:38 right now. the social media presence at both the democratic and republican conventions is soaring compared to previous years. in 2008 twitter reported a total of 360,000 tweets. this year twitter is almost at
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9 million tweets for the two party conventions and is expected to pass 10 million by the time the democrats wrap up their convention tonight. well, while their husbands get set to deliver on the dnc stage, first lady michelle obama and dr. jill biden will help stuff care packages this morning for servicemembers returning from overseas. meanwhile, mrs. obama is getting to be a regular on david letterman's late show. a week after her last appearance, mrs. obama delivered letterman's "top 10 list" last night. the topic? reasons to watch the democratic national convention. take a look. >> as a healthy alternative, we're using low-fat confetti. there will be no kiss cam. >> oh, no, please, come on. >> joe biden says it'll be a big you know what deal. >> wait a minute. >> at long last i'll reveal who i'm voting for. >> well, there you go, ladies and gentlemen. >> the first lady has been on
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"the late show" four times this year. >> wow! >> she's scheduled to appear on the show again tomorrow night. >> like zsa zsa gabor on the johnny carson show. up next, celebrating maryland's athletes fresh from the olympic games. a new generation of space exploration may be upon us. what engineers in alabama are working on to make missions less expensive and more frequent. 7:40. we'll be right back. 
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back now on fox 5 morning news. ahh, we are sharing another one of your back to school pictures. check out this trio of as here if you, will, ava, alana and amira. the petersen who mailed us this picture says 3-year-old alana, i hope i'm pronouncing your name right, was a little tired and cranky. she's in the middle there. but guess what, she is still super, super cute, so it doesn't even matter.
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>> they're adorable. >> they are so cute. it's, like, what am i doing again? i'm 3. >> have a great day today at school, girls. it's going to be a warm day. >> yeah. >> so everybody will want to crank up the ac a little bit and it might make people a little cranky out there today anyway because it'll be hot and muggy, a little bit sticky, uncomfortable. not a great forecast. >> well, no. >> it's a great forecast, not a great forecast. >> it depends on how you look at it. some like it hot, right? >> on the other hand, we look like the old vanity 6 group with the colors. time to look at radar because we have some areas where there -- there are areas getting rain this morning. i mentioned a few minutes earlier that i was concerned about the rain out to the west because it's been there for most of the morning, kind of lingering a little too long. we have a watch box that just popped up. that might be a flash flood watch box there, so we'll watch
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it. there are some thunderstorms in that. they are actually getting some pockets of heavy rainfall here where you're seeing this into the yellow and the red areas here and it's getting a little more widespread. you can see it's moving ever so closely a little bit more to the east and the northeast. so we'll watch this during the course of the day and see how it kind of fares out. i don't anticipate this being around for the entire afternoon or becoming a washout for you at all. but we will keep an eye on it. let's go to our temperatures. it's a really warm start to your day. 79 degrees at national airport at this hour, 75 at baltimore, same at dulles and 73 at manassas, 72 at gaithersburg. a hot sticky day today, 90 degrees. we're talking about the showers as well as a mixture of some sun and clouds, partly sunny. expect the uncomfortableness to really be in the atmosphere once we move into the afternoon. yesterday it was 90 as well, so pretty much the same story, and once again, as i said, we'll keep an eye on those showers and that rainfall that's coming down. some of that, as i said, a little heavy and steady into areas to our west. >> thank you, gwen.
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>> let's go to julie right now, she's got more on this morning's rush hour traffic. >>reporter: all right, tony, the big deal is on now. thanksgiving night, in dallas, on the record again, it is the pumpkin 5 that you owe me from last year when the two met. >> we're making a bet already in september we're betting about the thanksgiving game? >>reporter: i'm feelin' it. >> it's right around the corner. >>reporter: it is right around the corner, tony. >> don't say that. we'll talk about that later. [ laughter ] >>reporter: i'll give you this week to think about it. northbound i-95 we've got an accident activity now in triangle. that's what's tying up the left side of the roadway. the crash i mentioned earlier at 234, that's been moved over to the shoulder, but route 1 still finding delays here at haslett street north of gustin cove road tying up the left side of the highway. z inbound on route 50. we're below speed 410 riverdale. 11 miles an hour here approaching blacksburg road, trying to -- blaitensburg road. top stretch of the beltway
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route 1 headed around towards georgia avenue. southbound 270 still tied up with delays, leaving 370 out towards the split. three 95 no reports to -- no snenlts to report at the pentagon. that's a check of your fox 5 on time traffic. >> thank you. making headlines, an olympic celebration in baltimore. governor martin o'malley and the mayor will help -- will honor michael phelps as well as other maryland plawns and paralimp -- olympians and paralimpians on wednesday. pleps ended with a record 22 medals overall. artifacts from neil armstrong's historic walk on the moon are on display in northern virginia. for the next two weeks the public can get an up-close look at his spacesuit, gloves and visor at the national space and museum. the items are usually kept in storage. engineers in alabama are
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working on a new space vehicle. it's called the mighty eagle and will be able to land on the surface of the moon, as an asteroid or planet all on its own. the mighty eagle is named after a character in the popular game "angry birds." yeah. huntsville. it's down in huntsville. >> neil armstrong's lunar model which was the eagle. >> the mighty eagle. >> i thought that was an offshoot of that. still ahead, it's time to play dress up. >> that's right. holly is in georgetown with more on tonight's big event. hey, holly. >>reporter: good morning, guys. if you want to play dressup, georgetown is the place, the most fashionable spot in the city. tonight there'll be more than 100 ways to celebrate style as they are gearing up for the fourth annual fashion's night out. it promises to be the best one yet. we'll tell you why live next on fox 5 morning news. stay with us. that fridge in your kitchen may have crossed
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coming up on 7:52. get ready for style to set the stage today in the district. it is fashion's night out. >> as some of the top shops in town get ready for the big event, we are getting a first look at what shoppers can expect. and holly is right i in the middle of it all. holly, i agree with the early crews there, you look so cute today. >> you look fantastic. >>reporter: well, thank you. i can't wait to see what i look like when this is all said and done. if you're in georgetown for this fashion's night out, it's all about the latest trends. you probably remember in tuesday we were in old town because they're gearing up for fashions night out as well. it's the first time for them. this is a global shopping event, but in our area georgetown was the first to bring it here. so they're now in their fourth year, and every year they make it bigger and better than ever and nobody knows that more than nancy. she is the markets director for
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georgetown. good morning to you. >> good morning, holly. >>reporter: we are already kicking off our party. >> we've already exciting. >>reporter: let's talk about the fashion bash and what's going to set you all apart. >> we've got over 100 stores and restaurants tonight, so they'll be welcoming customers, very excited about tonight, 6:00 to 11:00. we've got a popup disco, outdoor dance floor happening at wisconsin and m, so please come on out for that. we've also got a lounge happening at dean and deluca, so it's going to be a pretty awesome night of entertainment. we've also got public red carpets in four locations throughout georgetown. >>reporter: so this is your time. >> yes. >>reporter: and, of course, you can't be in georgetown and not talk about georgetown cupcakes. you guys are having a cupcake giveaway? >> fashion's night out cupcake tonight, stop by tonight at georgetown cupcakes. >>reporter: why do you think this event has taken off so much? i remember when we did the first one and each year is
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literally does get bigger and better. >> it does get bigger and better. i think it's fall, it's the beginning of the fall fashion season, it's when the merchants have all their new merchandise in. i think they get really excited, i think people get excited too. sort of the closing of the summer and the beginning of the fall season. >>reporter: let's be honest, don't you feel hipper when you're in georgetown. >> i would like to think so. nancy, it's always great to see. >> thank you, holly. >>reporter: if you're wondering what is hot for fall, i have the person that's going to tell us. this is holly simmons, a writer for "washington post" express. good morning. >> how are you? >>reporter: let's talk about what's in for fall 2012. >> we're seeing a lot -- what we're seeing a lot this fall is red and what jackie is wearing is a shade of red, it's a little darker, but it's also really flattering, and we've got her -- >>reporter: i would call that eggplant. >> it's got a little hint of red, more maroonish, but she's in a knit top with some gold rivets, some matching skinnies,
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skinny pants from ragan bone. >>reporter: let's ask about the skinny jeans because her leg is the size of my arm, so if you're not particularly skinny, does a skinny jean still work for you? >> they do. they work with a longer silk top, belted, give it a little shape. but the flare leg is still in, whatever you feel comfortable in. >>reporter: let's talk about our other model. >> another look we're seeing a lot of is leather and there are many ways to wear leather. you can wear it in a jacket, you can wear it in some leggings. we've also got a little leather detail on the top. >>reporter: oh, wow! >> if you don't want to do a full head-to-toe leather, you can do pops of accents. >>reporter: that's good because it's so humid today, take the leather coat off. what's the best way to make the most of fashion's night out? because i know a lot of stores are having great sales and buys. so what's your plan of attack? >> i'm pacing myself. i'm doing my research before. you can go to the fashion's night out website and there's a list of the boutiques and the
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discounts they're offering. make a plan of attack. >>reporter: good tips. prioritize. >> prioritize, exactly. and if you're going to get one, because we like to buy it all, but we can't buy it all, if you're going to get one thing heading into 2012, what would it be? >> a leather jacket. i'm gunning for one. >>reporter: i'll be shopping for a leather jacket tonight. >>reporter: myfoxdc.com is our website. we have a link to fashion's night out, it is tonight from 6:00 to 11:00. coming up in our next hour, if you think fashion is just for ladies, think again because we're talking all about men's trends coming up in our next hour. you shop for a good cause when you're here. we'll talk about that as well. back to you in the studio. >> the guy driving by also likes how she looks. ahead at 8:00, the garden guy, expert advice on how to keep your garden looking good in the transition from summer to fall. and a possible solution for the millions of people who struggle to get a good night's sleep. coming up why you might have a
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linda macdonald >> caption colorado, llc comments@captioncolorado.com i want to nominate a man who is cool on outside. >> yeah! >> but who burns for america on the inside. [ applause and cheers ] >> straight ahead at 8:00 bringing out the big guns. former president bill clinton makes history with a fiery speech in support of president barack obama. >> plus, another attack in one capitol hill neighborhood has residents on edge now. we will have a live report. >> and later a brazen bank robbery right out of a hollywood movie. we'll have the details. good morning, everybody. i'm tony perkins. >> i'm allison seymour. before we get to gwen and also julie, one quick heads up for you. crofton woods elementary school in maryland is closed. they have no power. gwen is with us now filling in for tucker barnes and she has the latest on our sticky
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forecast for today. >> that's what it is. it's going to be hot and sticky. yesterday we hit a high of 90. we have a repeat performance for everybody today. so be prepared. also, some wet weather to talk about. let's take a look at our accuweather fox 5 radar and show you what's going on. i mentioned earlier that there were quite a few heavy showers and lightning in it to areas west near front royal and that watch box popped up fairly quickly. it's a severe thunderstorm warning for culpeper, spotsylvania and stafford counties until 8:30 this morning. so that's a severe thunderstorm warning and you can see the lightning there pretty intense. some of that rainfall through the area is heavy at times as well so do be careful driving through there this morning or heading anywhere. some of that starting to gradually move through to the east so we are keeping a close eye on it. we can't rule out a chance of showers over the course of this morning. as we look at our temperatures, a warm start to your day, folks. 78 at reagan national. 57 at dwi thurgood marshall.
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76 at dulles. quantico 80 degrees! hot, sticky and humid today as we go to 90 degrees. it will be muggy. as we push ahead to the weekend, expect showers and also some storms. >> as if that isn't bad enough, you have it in bold letters! [ laughter ] >> thank you. >> weekend showers! >> let's go to julie wright for on-time traffic. >> you guys, southbound 270 still well below speed here coming in out of germantown south of 118. the pace doesn't pick up until you head south past democracy boulevard. share of problems in virginia, eastbound dulles toll road slow from hunter mill to the beltway. northbound i-95 the crash here in triangle in the left lane, heads up north out of stafford, crash after that after 234 on the shoulder. route 1 a crash at hasset street. that's a check of your "fox 5
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on-time traffic.." the democratic national convention comes to a dramatic close tonight when president barack obama takes the stage to accept the presidential nomination and make his case for re-election to the american people. the president's address will be inside the time warner cable arena instead of at the larger outdoor stadium organizers wanted because of the threat of severe weather in charlotte, north carolina. vice president joe biden will also take to the stage tonight. yesterday for the first time ever, a former president officially nominated an incumbent. that former president, of course, bill clinton, one of the party's most popular senior statesmen taking the stage around 10:30, he gave a long passionate arguments for the party's re-election. >> i want a man who believes with no doubt that we can build a new american dream economy dealership by innovation and creativity, by education and, yes, by cooperation. and by the way, after last night, i want a man who had the
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good sense to marry michelle obama. [ applause and cheers ] >> after the speech, a surprise appearance by president obama, "surprise" being relative. then the roll call of states. we'll have much more on last night's big speech coming up in a live report in a few minutes. the secret service is investigating the reported theft of mitt romney's federal tax records. a letter sent to a tennessee political office and newspaper claims to have these papers and demanded a $1 million ransom to not release them. but romney's accounting firm says there is no evidence of his returns being stolen. new this morning, the german man facing first-degree murder charges for the death of his socialite wife will be back in court for a mental status hearing. the doctors say he is now competent to stand trial. prosecutors say he beat and then strangled 91-year-old viola drath in her georgetown home. his case is on hold because of
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his behavior since his arrest. your chance to weigh in on how much you pay to drive on the dulles toll road. today the metropolitan washington airports authority will hold the first public hearing on its proposal to double fares to more than $4 by 2015. the extra cash would help fund metro's silver line. the hearing will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. this evening at stonebridge high school. if you can't make that meeting, you will get two more chances next week. another attack has a capitol hill neighborhood on edge. the violent robbery happened a few blocks from a similar crime that left a man in a coma. fox 5's melanie alnwick is live at police headquarters in northwest with more. melanie. reporter: the victim in this latest attack just moved to d.c. a week ago for an internship on capitol hill. tuesday night, he was punched, kicked and robbed of his cell phone. he says he didn't know about the previous attack on august 18th and now he has come forward because he wants to
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make sure other people know what's going on. his name is casey adams. he says two men jumped him. they caught him off guard while he was on his cell phone walking home after midnight. the 26-year-old has cuts on his face and a fat lip and police are looking into whether his late-night attack is connected to another one a couple of weeks ago. tc maslin was beaten and robbed, as well. both crimes on north carolina avenue southeast near eastern market on capitol hill. police released surveillance video last week, they say people in this 2005 hyundai sonata were trying to use tc maslin's credit card near the crime scene. casey says his attackers also took off in a car but he didn't see it. he was on the phone with his wife when he was attacked. >> she had a nightmare that night and she said it's the worst thing you can think of to have someone that she cares about being assaulted like that and she's not able to do anything. she is in texas right now with her mother.
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>> the police have stepped up patrols. they're quick to say that robberies are down in that area. but to the people that are impacted, especially through any type of violence, it doesn't feel that way. so i'm very concerned. and until this is under control, until we get it down to zero, nothing is enough until we stop this. >> reporter: now, ward 6 councilman tommy wells is asking the bars and taverns in the area to do their part to make sure that they warn their customers to be careful when they leave those establishments after closing. by the way, tony, police reports say that there were 40 robberies just over this labor day weekend in the city. >> seems like a lot. all right. melanie alnwick reporting, thank you very much. in other news, class will be back in session at a prince george's county high school this morning after a stabbing led to a lockdown yesterday. investigators say a 17-year-old student was hurt in the afternoon attack which happened about a half mile from northwestern high school in
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hyattsville. so far, no word on a suspect or a motive. mosquitos are killing more people now in the united states. new numbers from the cdc show the number of cases of west nile virus shot up 25% in the past week to nearly 2,000. 87 people have died from the infection this year. texas has been the hardest hit but no new cases were reported in the district, maryland or virginia. hurricane isaac is long gone, but strong waved stirred up tar balls that were left over from the massive bp oil spill in 2010 forcing beaches in louisiana to close this morning. the tar balls are showing up in parts of the gulf coast that previously appeared to be clean. we have some sad news to report this morning from the world of sports. former baltimore ravens owner art modell has died. his son david says he passed away at 4 a.m.
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at johns hopkins hospital this morning. modell had been hospitalized for organ failure. he bought the cleveland browns in 1961 and moved the teambaltimore in 1996 -- team to baltimore in 1996. this is the front page of the ravens' website this morning with a tribute to modell. his son was a special man who was loved by his sons, daughter-in-law and six grandchildren. moreover, he was adored by the entire baltimore community for his kindness and generosity and he loved baltimore." art modell was 87 years old. well, the nats' bats have come to life. >> boy, have they. >> really. >> still ahead at 8:00, wait until you hear how many home runs the home team hammered in the last two nights combined. >> plus, the first lady versus ann romney by the numbers. we are going to tell you who came out on top when it comes to tvs tuned in. >> the most popular man in the democratic party goes to bat
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for president obama. i'm nicole collins at the democratic national convention in charlotte. the details are straight ahead. henson, big day -- we're gonna fly to jersey, then mexico, china and france. you're going to travel through so many time zones, you're going to have jet lag for months. now sink your teeth into that big n' toasted if you're ready to soar. good. exits are here, here, and here. a big day calls for the big n' toasted breakfast sandwich, with fried eggs, cherrywood smoked bacon, and cheese, stacked high on texas toast. grab yours at dunkin' donuts. it's a breakfast favorite. start your big day with a big n' toasted breakfast sandwich from dunkin'.
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8:1. making headlines in the day ahead at 8:12, the second day of jury deliberations in the drew peterson murder trial. the 12-member panel got the case against the former illinois police officer yesterday but recessed with no clear sign that they were close to a verdict. also today, religious law takes center stage in the case against army major nadal hasan. he of course is the man accused of a shooting rampage at fort hood. today a judge will hold a hearing to determine if hasan has the right to refuse to shave citing muslim law. the judge has indicated that he will rule against hasan saying his religious rights don't trump army law. and finally, while all eyes are on next week's big apple announcement, amazon is expected to release its latest kindle fire tablet and ereader today. the current version is sold out on the company's website. it's 8:13 right now.
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we want to get another check of this steamy sticky forecast. >> but first, gwen, before you give us that, you have a big responsibility to take care of. >> pressure is on. i know. but it's one that will make you smile because it's time now for "my first 5" photo of the day: this is from her first trip to the maryland state fair. ♪ [ music ] >> and smoky singing, too, a great combination. >> i want to grab those cheeks. >> i was going to say. you know allison wants to grab those cheeks. >> can i let new on a secret? kennedy makes me wish i had a fourth baby. shop's closed. ain't no oh-oh in it. just makes me wish i had a fourth baby. >> run, mark, run. [ laughter ] >> she will remember her first visit to the state fair for the first time. she is adorable.
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to send us your child's picture, go to myfoxdc.com and click on "mornings." weather-wise, some changes on the satellite-radar. you can see we have some rain showers and a few thunderstorms that have kicked up and currently this is a severe thunderstorm warning until 8:30 for culpeper, spotsylvania and stafford counties there. they have some heavy pockets of rainfall coming down there. not looking at a total washout for today but this is kind of the pattern we're going to have to expect to see especially this morning. chance of pop-up showers here or there could even see it this evening so keep your eyes to the skies. as we go to the weather maps, let's look where we hit yesterday a steamy 90 degrees at national airport, 91 dulles, we are heading in that direction today, folks, so be prepared. already temperatures are into the 70s and we have 80 at quantico this hour, 78 d.c., 79 at annapolis. we are heating up.
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it's going to be hot, sticky and muggy. can't rule any of that out because i know it's going to happen. a mix of sun and clouds today for your forecast as we head to 90 degrees. julie wright likes the heat but maybe not the rain. how are the commuters handle it. >> reporter: right now so far, so good. it's a nasty mix with rush hour and the rain but on dry pavement i have a lot going on. we have accident westbound 70 approaching 97 tying up the left lane. for commuters coming from mt. airy to 695 in frederick accident activity tying up two left lanes so that's causing' slowdown. top stretch of the beltway below speed out of college park to university boulevard speed down to 16 miles per hour. 16 miles an hour southbound 270 out of gaithersburg to the split. more delays now from 270 across the american legion bridge all the lanes open. inner loop not too bad heavy and slow from annandale with lanes open but the trip from
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the beltway to the 14th street bridge 19 minutes southbound 28 below speed to the dulles toll road. that's a check of your "fox 5 on-time traffic." the political star power at last night's democratic convention on the democratic side was as bright as it gets. former president bill clinton highlighted the night followed by a surprise appearance by president obama. fox news correspondent nicole collins is live in charlotte, north carolina, with the details. good morning. >> reporter: good morning. president clinton really appeared to relish his time on the stage last night speaking for about 50 minutes, that's 30 minutes more than he was given telling the american people that if they are struggling and they reelect president obama, that their lives will get better. reporter: from political enemies to political collaborators, president obama and former president bill
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clinton sharing a moment on stage after the 42nd president put his charm on display using his reputation as an economic heavyweight to make the case for president obama. >> no one could have fully repaired all the damage that he found in just four years. >> reporter: clinton claiming the country is on the verge of a '90s style job boom if voters give president obama four more years. >> and if you will renew the president's contract, you will feel it. >> reporter: clinton tried it dismantle republican nominee mitt romney's proposed policies saying they are the same ones that started the economic troubles, suggesting today's climate is similar to the one he dealt with while president. >> republican economic policy quadrupled the national debt before i took office in the 12 years before i took office. [ applause ] >> reporter: and doubled the debt in eight years of a left.
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because it defied arithmetic. >> reporter: former white house chief of staff ram emanuel tells bloomberg to expect a big and visionary speech from president obama when he accepts his nomination in charlotte later tonight. >> thank you. coming up, a new late show regular? the first lady was on the letterman show to offer a few more reasons to tune into the democratic national convention. >> and later why the streets of georgetown will look more like a fashion runway tonight and why it's not just for the ladies. we have a live look ahead at "fashion's night out." time now 8:19. we'll be right back. 
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i'm barack obama, and i apapproe this message.  mitt romney's position on women's health...it's dangerous. vo:mitt romney and paul ryan would get rid of planned parenthood funding. and allow employers to deny coverage for cancer screenings and birth control. we can't afford to let him take away our choices... to take away basic health care. vo: both backed proposals to outlaw abortions...even in cases of rape and incest. i don't think that women's health issues have faced a crisis like this in decades. so let's talk about coverage. based on this chart, who would you choose ? wow. you guys take a minute. verizon, hands down. i'm going to show you guys another chart. pretty obvious. i don't think color matters. pretty obvious. what's pretty obvious about it ? that verizon has the coverage. verizon. verizon. we're going to go to another chart.
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it doesn't really matter how you present it. it doesn't matter how you present it. verizon. more 4g lte coverage than all other networks combined.
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it seems first lady michelle obama is becoming a staple on david letterman's late night show. she read the top ten list marking her fourth appearance on the show this year. the topic, reasons to watch the democratic national convention. >> spoiler alert. the democrats will nominate barack obama. >> there you go. >> finally, if you see some coverage of the presidential campaign. >> it's about time. >> if you were appearing at a national political convention,
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i would watch. >> it looks like mrs. obama has bragging rights over ann rom any. the nielsen company says about 4 million more people watched the first lady's convention speech than watches mrs. romney. take a look at this. police in charlotte are come up with an eye-catching way to pass the time on the clock. these are s.w.a.t. team officers from georgia called in to direct traffic. a few of them added dance moves to the signal calling adding extra excitement for tourists in town for the convention. [ laughter ] >> right. >> a little elvis there. like that. children's author judy bloom says she is battling breast cancer. the 74-year-old made the announcement on her blog yesterday. she said she underwent a mastectomy and reconstructive surgery in july but is feeling better every day. she is best known for the books, are you there, god? it's me margaret. and tales of a fourth grade nothing. very near and dear to a lot of girls, myself included. finally, a picture of true
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friendship is a show of solidarity for a friend who begins chemotherapy today. country star kelly pickler has shaved her head. the singer said in a release cancer does not discriminate. pickler is best known for her turn on "american idol." there she is on the right. >> that's great. >> all right. we are sticking with health still ahead in our next half hour, coming up why a good night's sleep could be as easy as thinking pink. fox medical reporter joins us. a bank robbery played out while cameras rolled. you're watching "fox 5 morning news." 
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making headlines at home and around the world, an 83- year-old woman is recovering this morning after she was attacked by a rabid beaver. police say lillian peterson was
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swimming in lake barcroft in the bailey's crossroads section of fairfax county when she was bitten several times. a friend on the lake came to her rescue beating the animal with a canoe paddle. she nearly lost her thumb in the attack. the united states says it's i have been go iraq evidence that iran is using iraqi airspace to deliver weapons to syria and some senators are warning iraq it risks damaging relations with the u.s. the rebels say they shot down another jet as they attacked an air base in the north. street-to-street clashes continue in the city of aleppo with heavy artillery barrages from regime forces. finally a crime out of a hollywood movie. two robbers strap a bomb on a major manager that they kidnapped and forced her to steal from her own branch. this happened yesterday morning in east los angeles. the manager was taken from her home and forced to wear an explosive device.
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after removing the money out of the the ball, employees watched, she was told to throw the money out the door to the suspects waiting outside. bomb squad officials took the device off the woman and detonated it. no word on the suspect's identity. wow. >> where did this happen? >> east los angeles. >> wow. all right. gwen is here with more on today's weather. it's going to be a hot sticky day today so be prepared. yesterday it was hot, muggy, we got a repeat performance today. i think some people might have liked it so mother nature said let's do it again. >> how do i prepare for this? >> i think i'll stay inside. >> with the ac. let's look at the radar and we'll show you what's going on because some of you seeing some wet weather and there are some pockets of heavy rainfall here. you can see we have some lightning on our radar and that is where we have a severe thunderstorm warning that's currently in effect and that is for spotsylvania, stafford counties here. so just keep an eye out because
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this is gradually moving its way to the east and there are as i said some pockets of heavy rainfall in this. don't expect it to be totally widespread and sticking around for the entire morning but you have to keep your eyes to the skies with this. let's go to the weather maps. temperatures warm for this hour of the morning. 80 at quantico, 78 d.c., 75 baltimore, 76 dulles, 70 hagerstown and 73 at martinsburg and we are talking a day where we have a system, frontal system, that's going to move through and that's going to set us up for the chance of showers into the course of the day. as we move through into tomorrow, we are going to see another front head through. we are going to have more sunshine, however, so that's not going to be all bad but it's going to be another day where it's hot, sticky and muggy a lot of moisture sticking around in the atmosphere to keep our dew points up. a lot of action in the tropics. let's take a look. this is hurricane leslie pushing its way through a little to the north at about 18 to 20 miles per hour and expected to take a little turn to the northeast become a category 2 by the time we hit
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sunday and then look it heads straight for the canadian maritimes. so far no threat at all to the u.s. east coast. then we have our first cat-3 of the season, michael. michael right now looks like it's going to change in a category 2 by the time we hit sunday and then we'll watch it because the cone brings it northwest. this definitely does bear watching. here at home for today 90 degrees. we have 91 for your tomorrow. and saturday and sunday, thunderstorms with our fox 5 accuweather seven-day forecast. let's check in with tony. thank you very much, gwen. all right. well, everybody perspires, sometimes a lot and sometimes that poses a big problem. some folks perspire so much they don't want to leave the house. deena centofanti with our fox medical team joins us now live to show us a new solution to stop the sweating. good morning, deena. >> reporter: good morning, tony. you know, we have heard about botox injections, we have heard
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about prescription deodorant or antiperspirant. now there is new technology out there that is permanent, it's relatively pain-free, for some people they say this is an answer to their prayers. it's just intolerable. reporter: 26-year-old alisa lewis has a serious perspiration problem. >> very embarrassing. i don't want to lift up my arm. i'm uncomfortable all the time during the winter, my clothes are getting wet from the sweat so i'm cold because i'm damp. >> we call it hyper hydrosis so it's excessive sweating so people normally sweat to cool their body off. this is above and beyond that so this is a medical condition. >> i have to enter in your measurements. >> reporter: after just about everything she came to a michigan dermatologist for a new treatment. >> this is electromagnetic energy and what it does is it cools the skin and then it sends energy about 3
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millimeters to 5 millimeters to destroy the sweat ducts. >> this is treatment time. now it's cooling. >> reporter: once the skin is numbed and marked, suction is used to tackle the sweat glands. >> you can like it's trying to like suck up the skin. but once it gets up there it's not painful at all. >> it's destroying the glands. so once you destroy the glands they're gone. this is the first permanent or first long-lasting solution for hyperhydrosis. >> reporter: a week later we catch up with a very happy patient. >> it's completely dry. it's not sticking to me. >> reporter: alyssa says the sweat has stopped completely. >> i feel so much more comfortable. if someone wants to give me a hug i don't feel uncomfortable like i don't want them to put their arms around me because i'm wet or damp. >> reporter: she is amazed a problem that plagued her for years has been zapped away in a
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matter of minutes. >> you have completely changed my life. i'm so ecstatic about this. it's fantastic. >> reporter: yeah. she really had a big hug for the doctor just so happy. tony, on average, the cost -- the company recommends two treatments. the initial and a follow-up cost is about $3,000 for both treatments. >> let me ask you a question. sometimes we need to sweat. is it dangerous to destroy those sweat glands? >> reporter: well, it's interesting. did a little homework. we have about 4,000 sweat glands in our entire body. 2% of them are under our arms. and so really, it doesn't have a serious effect on our ability to cool. you might notice a little more perspiration in other places. but really it does the same thing when we put on deodorant antiperspirant we're clogging them up so it's the same effect. the technology is in the d.c. area by the way. >> all right.
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fascinating. now, millions of people struggle to get a good night's sleep every night. you say the solution to better shut-eye might be as easy as switching from white to pink. what does that mean? >> reporter: you know, we hear a lot about white noise which is that staticky noise you hear on the radio. now a new study finds that pink noise might really help you sleep better. this is such a serious problem. we are a nation filled with sleep deprived insomniac aks. it's the sound of rain falling, it's wind blowing, it's even a fan in your room, tony and what it does is apparently helps you sleep. this is a chinese study at peking university and they found that people exposed to pink noise had a more restful sleep. in this day and age where people are trying to avoid medication, seems like a simple potential solution. [ sound of rain ] >> i have used it and it works but why does it work? >> reporter: they say our brains are very sensitive to sound even when we're sleeping.
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and somehow, this pink noise which is a more natural sound than white noise, this pink noise helps our brains sort of regulate itself, sort of synchronizes brainwaves and puts us in a more relaxed state thereby giving us better sleep. >> very interesting. well, we could all use that. deena centofanti, thank you very much as always good to see you once again. >> thanks, tony. >> allison. >> 8:36 on thursday morning. still ahead this hour, our garden guy derek thomas is here with the answers to your questions about your plants. but first, another home run derby at last night's park at nat's park, i should say. we'll take a look back at an exciting night of offense. that's next. and as we take you to the break, we are sharing another back-to-school picture. say good morning, everybody to landon who started preschool at victory christian academy in woodbridge. looks like he is not too sure
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about it. hoping you're enjoying your experience, landyn. it's 8:36. we'll be right back. 
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>> man, it was another offensive explosion for the nats. they pounded the cubs 9-1 with 6 home runs for the second straight game. six home runs! >> wonderful. >> thank you. [ laughter ] >> allison. >> brice harper hit two, gonzalez no-hitter through five innings, his 18th win. the teams wrap up the series tonight. nats lead the braves by 7.5 games in the n.l. east. the nfl season kick off last night. it pitted two redskins rivals the cowboys beating the giants 24-17 on the road. tony romo threw for three touchdowns and the dallas defense frustrated eli manning in his offense with three sacks. ouch. this is the first regular season game with replacement refs. there were no controversies, no blatant mistakes to talk about. so good job for the refs.
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of the day. today we say hello to omar mitchell. omar says it's always a pleasure waking up to fox 5 morning news and today will be even better since he is celebrating his birthday! and guess who you share a birthday with. beyonce. you hear her music playing. happy birthday also, beyonce who is 31 today. thank you, omar for watching. for a chance to be our facebook fan of the day, go to our facebook page and leave a comment under omar's page. have a happy birthday. sarah? >> hi, how are you? [ laughter ] >> didn't realize. >> reporter: we're out here talking about derek thomas this morning with thomas landscapes. this is -- well, guess every part of the year everybody has questions about we like to do the garden guy. you have some good questions and i read through them, wow, this is a question i have all the time. so let's go ahead and get started with the first one. this is about a rowhouse? >> this is about a rowhouse.
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just to remind the viewers, they can tweet these to me now, too, @thomas garden guy is the -- and i try to be a good tweeter. so we'll answer your questions. the first one is about a rowhouse and it's that, you know, that space between the sidewalk and the street that gets neglected. [ signal breakup ] and they wanted to in what they could put in there to withstand the traffic along with, you know, our four-legged friends and some neglect. and i put together some plants that are decorative but yet really, really hearty. first of all, loriope. it's just goin into bloom. it's a tough plant. these barberry are tough. you can get color into the tree
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box by using them. they have a few thorns but it's not a bad plant if you are putting in the tree box. and also, some of your evergreens like this blue star juniper. it's a really neat plant. it's a low growing plant. and the one thing that you want to make sure before you plant out any of those tree box areas whether you're in d.c., maryland, virginia, the local viewing areas that you check your local laws as to what's permitted for planting there. >> reporter: i have these two and i want to let people know they are neglected a lot and they are still surviving so go right ahead, that he a good idea. let's go to the next question. somebody wants to know what i can plant now to get the garden going and looking good. >> you know, we were talking about this before. we're in that weird transitory mode. it's not quite fall and summer is like unofficially over. there's a lot of stuff that you can get into the garden and i think this particular person has a function coming up and they said, you know, the
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perennials are done but want something that's attractive for bang for their buck. this is a fire power nandina. it's a great plant with the chartreuse foliage. as fall comes along it will turn in a brilliant red and copper tone and it keeps its leaves all winter so it's attractive now an throughout the winter. things like astors and crysanthemums have started making their appearance in garden centers. the nice thing about the astor is that once it gets done blooming out since they have kind of forced it to bloom early, you can cut it back by half. and if you do that, the plant will flush out and most likely give you a second blooming. >> okay. >> so that's nice. and if you want to take a chance with pansies, you can. or some of the ornamental grasses. the reason i say take a chance with the pansies is it's still too warm to put them in. >> the last question.
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>> reporter: they say my orchid has sticky leaves and drips sticky stuff on the table. is this normal? >> right. this is from one ofyour viewers, stephanie. i promised i would give her a shoutout from one of our viewers, stephanie. she commented there was sticky stuff oozing from the leaves of the orchid and actually falling on to her table. your orchids should not be oozing stickiness and most likely i didn't see the plant but she either has scale or mealy. those are two insects that suck the sugars from plants. they particularly like orchids. and you will get that stickiness because as they feed on the sugars they are overfeeding and some of the sugar is falling on the surfaces. your orchids should be very, very clean. the leaves should be, you know, the new leaves should be nice and shiny. they should be -- you shouldn't really have any type of blemishes on the leaves. one of the things that you want to make sure with orchids is
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don't give them cold water in the evening because that spots the least. but you should not see any kind of dripping sap or anything from your orchids. >> reporter: can it be saved if it already has it? >> you can use an alcohol solution and if you see the bugs actually put alcohol on them and that usually renders them, you know, nonexistent. but sometimes it's just a little bit too much work. particularly, you know, it's about 20 or 30 bucks for an orchid and if it has a problem and you're going to be spending a lot on another one -- get yourself another one. >> derek thomas with thomas landscapes. >> @thomas garden guy or send us a question through fox-5. >> myfoxdc.com. back to you guys. >> thank you. i happen to know that sarah loves those orchids but they sometimes go wrong for her. >> that's what i understand. they call it disneyland for shoppers. tonight more than 100 shops,
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restaurants and salons will join together for the fashion event of the year. not the first. the fashion event of the year. >> the special night is happening all over the world, but for our region it started in georgetown and for them it will be their fourth annual "fashion's night out." so you won't be surprised to hear that holly morris is already there getting in on the action. holly? >> reporter: good morning. if this is disneyland for shoppers, then i'm going to officially call myself holly funicello. i'm taking you through the whole party early on this morning. it will be going on tonight and you're right it's the fourth year but you know what, last year biz bash named "fashion's night out" in georgetown one of the top 100 events in washington. so you don't want to miss out. they truly do have something for everyone including guys. this is not just all about shopping for girls. that's why we'red hadding down here to check in with a representative from streets of georgetown. it's a new shop. >> we opened last september so
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we're coming up quickly on our anniversary. it's been great. >> reporter: now that men need their own spot. >> we do. >> reporter: one of the themes is in tweed we trust this year for "fashion's night out." and clearly you're representing that. let's talk about men's trends for fall. >> obviously, tweed, heavier fabrics, some more fancy fabrics, textures, classic sport coat, but a great look. you can wear it to the office, wear it out. you have some colors for the fall, purples and greens that are going to be just add a nice pop to the looks. the textures, you have the wool waist coat under the tweed jacket. >> reporter: both of you are wearing vests. is that going to be big for fall? >> three pieces and adding that vest just gives you that extra layer, extra little bit of formality with the suit or just fun with the jeans and the vest. >> reporter: it definitely kicks it up a notch when you add to that. speaking of pop of color, cillian, can you show me your socks? that's a pop of color!
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how does one choose that color with that tweed? >> i let my kids choose it. [ laughter ] >> reporter: there you go. the secret to being in fashion, let your kids -- you guys are doing some fun stuff for "fashion's night out"? >> tonight we have a great event trying to raise a little money for the greater washington sports alliance so there is a $25 donation and there's a chance to win some great prizes. we are going to have some steak sand westchester from morton's and beer. it will be fun, hang out with us, urban daddies will be with us. >> reporter: georgetown becoming a bit of a mancave. you guys look great. they have that cause they are supporting but the "fashion's night out" in georgetown in general is supporting a bigger cause and that is where elise nelson comes in the founder of vital voices. good morning. so our pedicab is ready. let's hop in. as we do that tell me about vital voices global partnership.
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>> sure. so vital voices was founded about 15 years ago. what we do although we're based here in washington, d.c., we actually search the world for what we believe to be the most extraordinary untapped potential, women leaders who are safeguarding human rights, building stronger governments, alleviating poverties and pulling societies into a better future so we invest in women to improve our world by training, mentoring and connecting them to a network of their peers. >> reporter: that's a huge mission a wonderful mission and there are small ways though that people can help you do what you do. tell me about this how it works towards supporting the cause. >> all the proceeds from the sales of these will benefit vital voices. all the work we do in 144 countries around the world. several stores are giving 10% of the proceeds tonight to vital voices to help our work. >> reporter: these are only $10 or $15 and it's not a lot of
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money but it makes difference. it adds up. >> you would be surprise what a little bit of money can do in places like haiti and burma where a little goes far. >> reporter: if you want to go far and you have too many shopping bags that's where your pedicab comes n show a receipt and they will take you where you in a he had to go. so zach, this is where we need to go. we need to head up, all right, wisconsin to the nearest starbucks. i know there's one down there on "m" street but there's further. keep pedaling. we are going uphill, by the way. myfoxdc.com is our website. we have a link. bye! still ahead in the next hour, the republican response to the democratic convention. governor bob mcdonnell joins us live. black death, alive and well in colorado. how a 67-year-old girl caught a case of bubonic plague. it's 8:55. we'll be right back.
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i want to nominate a man who is cool on the outside but who burns for america on the inside. [ applause and cheers ] >> right now at 9:00, bill clinton spends nearly an hour defending president barack obama, who is himself preparing for his big speech tonight. the latest from the dnc straight ahead, plus we'll get reaction from the other side when virginia governor bob mcdonnell joins us live. >> and breaking news out of baltimore. the man who gave charm city a football team after the colts left has died. we are remembering art modell this morning. >> plus, it may look like these cops are having a lot of fun, but they are actually on the job and bringing lots of smiles to faces while they're doing it. find out where they are. ♪ [ music ]